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31-03-20 MAG makes initial comments on the Transport Decarbonisation Plan
MAG has given its initial reaction to the lowkey launch of Grant Shapps’ Transport Decarbonisation Plan, asking why the Department for Transport continues to ignore motorcycles as a separate and crucial mode of transport.
 
25-03-20 MAG urges all bikers to heed Government advice to stay at home
The Motorcycle Action Group has called on all motorcyclists to act responsibly by following Government guidance on Coronavirus to the letter. Leisure riding should not be considered essential travel, but where travel is essential motorcycling remains a very sensible choice.
 
24-03-20 A Message from our Chair
In light of the latest advice we have closed the office. Our staff continue to work from home which is the norm for Colin & Lembit, our political unit.
 
24-03-20 MAG responds to Asphalt Industry Association report
MAG commenting on the Asphalt Industry Association’s 25th ALARM Report, released today, hopes that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will revisit roads maintenance funding after the current health crisis has passed.
 
16-03-20 MAG prepares to engage on Vehicle Excise Duty plans
MAG has stated that it will be ensuring the voice of riders is fully heard by the Treasury as it considers plans for a major overhaul of Vehicle Excise Duty.
 
07-02-20 MAG confirms 2035 ban for petrol and diesel is not for motorcycles
On Tuesday 4th February, Boris Johnson launched the UK-hosted UN climate summit and announced that he would bring forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 to 2035 - or earlier if possible - and include hybrids for the first time.
 
22-01-20 MAG calls for fair treatment in charging infrastructure
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a doubling of funding for on-street charge points on 21st January. The Motorcycle Action Group has welcomed news of this funding, but raises concerns about the suitability of provision for owners of electric motorcycles.
 
17-01-20 MAG looks forward to more motorcycles in Cardiff
This week, Cardiff Council launched a Transport White Paper, which lays out an ambitious 10-year plan to reduce congestion and improve air quality in the Welsh capital.
 
20-12-19 MAG ends 2019 by offering a huge ‘thank you’ to all its members for their support during the year and wishing them many miles of
MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, said “We have seen a continuation of some tough issues during 2019 - e.g. moped-enabled crime – but also other threats to our freedom, like ULEZ and CAZs and even the very real possibility of an end to production of the internal combustion engine!!
 
14-11-19 MAG revs up for NEC Motorcycle Live show
MAG is gearing up for this year’s Motorcycle Live show, which is one of the country’s premier annual motorcycle events. Leading riders’ rights organisation, MAG, is busy putting the finishing touches to its stand at the NEC ‘Bike Show’, to be ready for the show opening on Saturday 16th November and running until the following Sunday 24th November.
 
11-10-19 MAG appeals to Anne Sacoolas: “do the right thing”
On 27th August 2019, the car being driven by Anne Sacoolas, wife of a US Diplomat, collided with a motorcycle being ridden by 19 year old Harry Dunn near to RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
 
08-10-19 MAG members call out unworkable policy decisions at Annual Conference
On Saturday 28th September, at their 45th Annual Group Conference (AGC), MAG members generated a strong and uncompromising message regarding what they see as unworkable and unrealistic transport policies that are being promoted by politicians of all colours.
 
26-09-19 MAG to hold Annual Group Conference Saturday 28th September
MAG will be holding its Annual Conference on Saturday 28th September 2019. This important event in MAG’s calendar moves around the country each year, offering all regions a turn at organising it, to help make it as accessible as possible to the membership.
 
20-09-19 MAG completes its National Bike Theft Rankings having finally received Humberside Police FOI Response.
MAG released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft in August. Two forces failed to respond to FOI requests within the time restraints. Leicestershire Police have responded recently and now the only remaining response has been received from Humberside Police and analysed
 
18-09-19 MAG challenges conclusions of the recent report by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative
The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative issued a report on real world emissions from vehicles in Paris LAST week. MAG is seeking to discuss the research with the report authors and has expressed concern regarding the accuracy of the report conclusions.
 
22-08-19 MAG reveals Leicestershire Police national motorcycle theft ranking by UK police force area, following delayed FOI response
MAG released a national police force ranking system for motorcycle theft in August. Two forces failed to respond to FOI requests within the time restraints. Leicestershire Police have now responded and the details have been analysed.
 
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